Total supply chain solutions provider and a B Corporation certified business Oakland International has appointed a new Sustainability and ESG Manager.

Commenting on his appointment Doyin Adeleye said: “It is a great time to join Oakland International, a reputable and successful organisation by all metrics and measure, with huge growth and sustainability ambitions, and whose values and aspirations align perfectly with mine.

“Sustainability is evidently woven into the fabric of the organisation and, as Sustainability and ESG continues to evolve, I look forward to working with the stakeholders across the Group to help transform and tackle challenges to achieve all the Group’s Sustainability goals and objectives.

“My short to medium term target will be to help set out and implement our Sustainability and Net Zero strategic pathway, deepen collaboration and engagement with our stakeholders, and strengthen our reporting obligations. In the longer term, my priority will be to help further develop our on-site clean energy generation, green our distribution fleet, help us achieve Net Zero targets and position and continue to help position us at the forefront of sustainability excellence.

“I am excited to have joined, everyone has welcomed me warmly, and I look forward to the future with Oakland International.”

With an academic background at post graduate level in Energy & Environmental Technology & Economics, and a wealth of management, advisory and consultancy (strategy, policy and projects) experiences acquired in the management consultancy, sustainability (including energy and carbon management), climate and ESG spaces, Doyin has worked for several public and private sector organisations including Mouchel (now part of WSP), Balfour Beatty, OFGEM, the Environment Agency, the University of Wolverhampton, Greater London Authority, Energise and most recently Carbon Limits.

Doyin will work across the Oakland group of businesses to further elevate and transform their wider sustainability agenda and help attain their climate and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.

Oakland International is an expert in direct to consumer, case consolidation, contract packing, storage and distribution, food tempering and brand development support for ambient, chilled, and frozen food. They serve retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK and Ireland. They are also a leader in distress load management, which prevents unnecessary food and non-food products from being wasted. Oakland International is now working towards becoming the first business in their sector to achieve net zero.

Oakland Project Development Director Henry Godber commented: “I very much look forward to working with Doyin who has a wealth of experience in this field that will prove invaluable as we set out to evaluate our sustainability ambitions and define the pathway we aim to follow towards being a net zero business by 2040.”


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